Traditionally these are prepared with cheese fillings, but a cooked meat mixture, or a combination of meat, dried fruits and nuts also works well.
The word “flauta” (flaow-tah) means “flute” in Spanish, an allusion to the rolled shape of the tortillas in this dish.
Chicken is not an everyday dish in Afghanistan, as few are raised, and they are only served at very special meals. Parts can be used, or an entire chicken.
The heat factor in these stuffed rocoto peppers can be very high, but the other ingredients will temper it somewhat. Serve it with hot slices of fresh corn and rounds of sweet potatoes.
Because scallops cook so quickly, they’re ideal for cold weather cooking. Try to get day boat or dry-packed scallops (scallops that haven’t been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate (STP) which causes the scallops to absorb water increasing the weight and the price of the scallop). “Enhanced” scallops won’t sear properly due to the excess liquid. Grilled Scallops with Roasted Red Pepper …
This recipe, curried with colombo paste, illustrates the Bengal influence in Martinique, particulary the northern part of the island. Why the Bengalis named their curry after Colombo, so far from Calcutta, is not known.
A specialty of the southern Italian Basilicata region are their mild, bright red Peperoni di Senise. Once dried, they are used ground as a mild but flavorful powder, but also fried until crispy, then called “Peperoni Cruschi” (pronounced crusskee).